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It’s International Left-Handed Day

posted at 2:17 pm on August 13, 2013 by

I’m left-handed, Erika Johnsen is left-handed, Michelle Malkin is left-handed and guess what? Today is International Left-Handed Day.

 All year round, we fit in with home and office layouts designed for right-handers’ comfort – put up with doors, cookers, sinks, computer mice, keyboards and desks that are efficient for right-handers to work at, and hundreds of times every day we contort ourselves using back-to-front tools and gadgets that make us look clumsy and awkward in our efforts to make them to work…but not today! a

Are your kids left-handed? There’s a scholarship for that.

Celebrated in many sports, ignored by most product manufacturers, stereotyped as flaky or weird by a right-handed majority, left-handers can find recognition and financial assistance for their education at Juniata College, a small, liberal-arts college in Huntingdon.

Juniata’s left-handed scholarship, worth $1,000 to $1,500 a year to studious southpaws, was established by the late Mary Francis Beckley, a former Juniata student, with a bequest of $24,000. More than 40 left-leaning Juniata students have taken advantage of the scholarship since its inception in 1979.

And yes I know, Barack Obama is also left-handed, but so was Ronald Reagan.

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Hooray for lefties! :-) I’m not one, but my 4 year old son is, and my late father was one, also.

ScoopPC11 on August 13, 2013 at 2:26 PM

As I have heard and said many times:
“If the left side of your brain controls the right side of your body and the right side of your brain controls the left side of your body , it proves that lefties (me included) are the only people in their right minds!!!”

TXChas on August 13, 2013 at 2:58 PM

That’s a back-handed compliment.

Galtian on August 13, 2013 at 3:19 PM

Sounds vaguely sinister…

chimney sweep on August 13, 2013 at 3:21 PM

It’s always amusing trying to watch right handers try to use my computer mouse with their left hand. Awkward.

As a southpaw, using things like a mouse or scissors with my right hand is all but natural now. Using right handed scissors is the one thing that is almost impossible to do with your left hand.

MichaelGabriel on August 13, 2013 at 3:29 PM

MichaelGabriel on August 13, 2013 at 3:29 PM

I never learned to use left handed scissors , just wouldn’t work. I like most lefties have been forced to be ambidextrious. Computer mouse included , always used right hand.

TXChas on August 13, 2013 at 3:38 PM

This is good; these people need to be exposed. A day like this gives the rest of us a chance to identify these muties.

Next up? Ginger Day.

Kensington on August 13, 2013 at 3:42 PM

Sounds vaguely sinister…

chimney sweep on August 13, 2013 at 3:21 PM

Like minds and all that, Quick Draw McGraw…

Logus on August 13, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Next up? Ginger Day.

Kensington on August 13, 2013 at 3:42 PM

Hey! I resemble that remark.

Kafir on August 13, 2013 at 4:31 PM

Yesterday was “Middle Child Day” … but I know, it was just ignored…

As a proud southpaw myself….eh. Just a chance for someone to try to make a buck off of my extraordinary capabilities as a lefty. In the physical, not political, sense.

ProfShadow on August 13, 2013 at 4:35 PM

I’m a southpaw. My demands are modest. A Homewrecker burrito from Moe’s. Thanks!

22044 on August 13, 2013 at 4:46 PM

As a proud southpaw myself….

ProfShadow on August 13, 2013 at 4:35 PM

My proud southpaw days went out the window when I leaned Hussein is a lefty.

antipc on August 13, 2013 at 4:48 PM

MichaelGabriel on August 13, 2013 at 3:29 PM

My mouse is formatted for lefty but form fitted scissors are the invention from Hell.

antipc on August 13, 2013 at 4:53 PM

but so was Ronald Reagan.

What did he do left handed? He didn’t write left handed. He didn’t throw left handed.

Ronnie on August 13, 2013 at 4:59 PM

I’m left-handed, 2 of my brother-in-laws are left-handed, as is one nephew and a niece.
MM and I conservative chicks, born a day apart(she’s older, thank you. LoL), and we’re both southpaws?
Awesome!

annoyinglittletwerp on August 13, 2013 at 5:22 PM

Kensington on August 13, 2013 at 3:42 PM

I’m also a bottled redhead. *laughs*

annoyinglittletwerp on August 13, 2013 at 5:23 PM

MichaelGabriel on August 13, 2013 at 3:29 PM

I’ve mastered RH ‘mice’ and can openers-but I despise RH scissors.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 13, 2013 at 5:24 PM

Allow me to quote the Commando from “Command & Conquer”:

That was left-handed.

Steve Eggleston on August 13, 2013 at 5:32 PM

but so was Ronald Reagan.

What did he do left handed? He didn’t write left handed. He didn’t throw left handed.

Ronnie on August 13, 2013 at 4:59 PM

Back in Reagan’s day (and my dad’s), the public screwels did everything they could to convert the lefties into righties. Of course, my dad was able to resist the throw-hand conversion.

Steve Eggleston on August 13, 2013 at 5:34 PM

Steve Eggleston on August 13, 2013 at 5:34 PM

Major Richard Winters(BoB) was also left-handed. He was forced to switch in grade school.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 13, 2013 at 5:42 PM

George W. Bush is left-handed. I think Bubba Clinton is left handed.

Mallard T. Drake on August 13, 2013 at 6:14 PM

Ford was left-handed. 5 of the last 7 presidents have been left-handed.

Mallard T. Drake on August 13, 2013 at 6:16 PM

One son’s a lefty and the other plays sports, shoots left-handed. I just found out I shoot left-handed and today’s my anniversary.

*clink*

Raising my glass, with my left hand, of course.

Fallon on August 13, 2013 at 7:17 PM

Both my husband and I are left handed. My birthday also coincides with President Reagan’s. :)

Aggie85 on August 13, 2013 at 7:18 PM

I am not left handed, but having been in medical/pharmaceutical sales for over twenty years I once commented to a doctor how I noticed that a lot of doctors were left handed and she informed me that approx. 50% of medical students were left handed. Go lefties!!

devolvingtowardsidiocracy on August 13, 2013 at 7:50 PM

Proud leftie, here, along with my husband and daughter.

Steve Eggleston on August 13, 2013 at 5:34 PM

My dad was a leftie who was made to write right-handed in school. He showed them by writing with his right hand in school, and doing his homework with his left hand. He wrote equally as well with both hands, which was helpful when his left wrist was in a cast.

kakypat on August 13, 2013 at 7:53 PM

devolvingtowardsidiocracy on August 13, 2013 at 7:50 PM

My leftie daughter is a PharmD.

kakypat on August 13, 2013 at 7:54 PM

Fallon on August 13, 2013 at 7:17 PM

I’m what’s referred to as a ‘damaged’ left-hander. I was supposed to be a ‘righty’-but the same lack of oxygen that ‘made’ me an Aspie also made me a southpaw. Damaged leftys tend to have right feet that are slightly longer-just slightly-than their left feet. My right side is stronger and I tend to prefer it for things that don’t require a lot of coordination. My left side is weaker but more coordinated.
Yeah-I just had to be different. LoL

annoyinglittletwerp on August 13, 2013 at 8:10 PM

Woo-hoo.

Left-handed, right thinking. That Barky is this way means nothing. He’s a phony in every other respect, let him be a phony left-hander too.

Gingotts on August 13, 2013 at 9:27 PM

What did he do left handed? He didn’t write left handed. He didn’t throw left handed.

Ronnie on August 13, 2013 at 4:59 PM

Most lefties aren’t completely left-handed. I write, eat, drink etc. left handed. However in sports (throwing, golf, tennis) I’m mostly right handed. I can use either hand for some things, like tools for example, but I prefer using my left hand.

RadClown on August 14, 2013 at 8:07 AM

but so was Ronald Reagan.

What did he do left handed? He didn’t write left handed. He didn’t throw left handed.

Ronnie on August 13, 2013 at 4:59 PM

Ronald Reagan was ambidextrous.

At least the dubious source that is Wikipedia says so. Here.

CableDude on August 14, 2013 at 10:45 AM

But… You shoot right handed. (My dad does the same.)

Don’t Mess With Katie Pavlich and an AR-15
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wv5CVylKgMA

mad saint jack on August 14, 2013 at 3:17 PM

I am left handed too – but on a sour note August 13th is also Fidel Castro’s birthday…. uuugh… can we change it to some other day ? How about August 31st !

nagee76 on August 14, 2013 at 9:27 PM